The Other Woman

The Other Woman

Book - 2018
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Emily thinks Adam's perfect; the man she thought she'd never meet. But lurking in the shadows is a rival; a woman who shares a deep bond with the man she loves. Emily chose Adam, but she didn't choose his mother Pammie. There's nothing a mother wouldn't do for her son, and now Emily is about to find out just how far Pammie will go to get what she wants: Emily gone forever.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2018.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781250191984
125019198X
Branch Call Number: F JONES
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 25 cm

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Emily thinks she's found the man of her dreams in Adam. But when she meets Pammie, the woman she hopes will be her future mother-in-law, things take a sinister turn. Fast-paced, gripping, and ultimately satisfying. -- Jenny Moore for LibraryReads.


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Lamlake
Sep 28, 2018

While reading the book I felt mostly nauseated and annoyed. I couldn't stomach Emily and Adam was neck-and-neck with a pile of manure. Pammie made little sense, about as much sense as Emily claiming she loved Adam more than life itself after four months of dating...given his off-putting behavior I couldn't be sure why she would even sort of like him.

The ending almost earned the book a third star, but the epilogue killed my good will.

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jachayden
Sep 26, 2018

It was alright. Enjoyable enough to read, but the ending was a bit silly. So many 'shocking' revelations in the last dozen pages, it was all a bit much and none of it was particularly believable. Didn't particularly care for the character of Emily, she was really creating her own misery by never standing up for herself or leaving the relationship when all of these supposedly wretched things were being said and done to her. The time jumps were a bit odd as well - at some points we were getting a minute-by-minute count, other times there would be spans of months going by without much mention. Definitely amateur-esque pacing by the writer. Completed 26/9/18.

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cookie4965
Sep 18, 2018

This novel grabbed me from the first page. I read it in a few hours. However, the ending was anticlimactic and improbable. The reasons for the behaviors of several of the characters weren't as earth-shattering as one would expect based on the pace of the rest of the novel. Still, a worthwhile read.

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laphampeak
Sep 14, 2018

Sometimes you just need a book to grab you and take you for a ride. Jone's debut novel does that. The storytelling is simple and it's no literary masterpiece, but I must say I was hooked until the very end. Let's face it. Who needs a nasty meddling mother-in-law to be? You have to wait to get the final revelation.

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tink05
Sep 11, 2018

Good fast paced read. I kinda had a feeling where it was going so no shock & awe ending. In reality there were many choices that could have been made instead of the one that was.

TSCPL_ScarlettFH Sep 10, 2018

Touted as a strong debut novel, I had higher hopes for this book. Alas, I found the story reminiscent of a Lifetime Original movie full of predictable characters doing mostly boring, predictable things. The British turns of phrase were enjoyable but I struggled to bond with the main character or to understand her inner motivations. Perhaps because I had already guessed correctly at the ending mid-way through the book, the "twist" at the end wasn't particularly satisfying or believable. That said, if you're looking for an easy book to get you through a cross-country flight or a long car ride, this one could work.

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dianepurchase
Sep 05, 2018

Really good! Although I did figure out the twist towards the end the story was great!! A fast paced easy read.

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MHanover10
Jul 12, 2018

This is the story of girl meets boy, girl and boy fall in love and boy has an evil mother. Emily meets Adam and they quickly fall in love. It's so fast that I didn't really feel how much they were in love. Next thing we know they are planning their wedding. But from the first time she meets her, Adam's mother Pammie, tries everything to make Emily uncomfortable, and try to break them up. Adam and his younger brother James have a weird attachment to Pammie. It takes the Momma's boy to a whole new level. But Emily isn't going to let what Pammie is doing to stop her from marrying Adam.

I know there are some horrible mother-in-laws out there and I'm so glad I like mine. Some of books are based in England so I really liked the location of this book. I did like the characters, well most of them and I did want to know why Pammie was being such a horrific beatch. This is a great summer read with a lot of twist and turns and surprises and a scary moment. I highly recommend this book.

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